Monday, 23 June 2008

Support for Migrant Farmworker, Hermelindo Gutierrez

This appeal came via email from a colleague for a colleague, one Salimah Valiani - apparently an Ottawa-based labour and immigration activist; loooks good to me:

Support for Migrant Farmworker, Hermelindo Gutierrez

Dear Friends,

Please see below for a brief description of the situation
of migrant worker and his family looking to remain in Canada
for emergency health reasons.

This worker has committed to Canadian farming for the past
several years, and now risks deportation because he fell
ill along the way. One of the most harrowing thoughts is
whether the kidney failure actually is linked to working
conditions on the farm. As you know, several toxicchemicals
are used in farms, with little or no protection
and information provided to migrant farm workers in Canada.

If you have the time, please do sign the petition at the
link below in suport of Hermelindo Gultierrez's application
for permanent residency on humantiarian and compassionate grounds.

Even if it does little to change the minds of Citizenship
and Immigration, I am sure that more signatures will help
raise the spirits and determination of Hermelindo and his family.

In solidarity,

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